|Barked: Sat Jan 19, '13 9:06pm PST |
|"If I'm not mistaken, Stilwell was an actress, then a dog walker"
This plus not owning dogs kinda just lost my like of Victoria. She does great on her show with training the dogs but that's just sketchy. Tiller, in the interview I watched yesterday, Cesar has five of his own dogs, although I think he had ten family dogs when he was married. According to the recent Cesar documentary too (and a supposed newspaper article), he was essentially found because he would walk a pack of 20 dogs off leash, all following him, to a store and back to get them all RMBs....training styles aside, I would take that over someone that doesn't even have a dog.
To the original question, TV show ? Cesar Milan hands down. There is nothing more amazing than watching him control a dog from a distance that he has never touched or talked to ( if you take the editing as truth). As a training guide and someone to follow? I would say Victoria. Her steps are easy and simple to learn for everyone. They are also more positive and more forgiving if you make a mistake. Cesar is more instinctual and is slightly different with every dog.
I myself am a mix of both. For basic training and tricks it has all been positive reward training. But I have learned a lot of ways from Cesar to communicate with Dar that didn't require traditional training (and it didn't require any touches either). Also, while I have really only read one book of Susan Clothier I feel like she has a similarity to Cesar but goes about it in a more positive way....difficult to explain what I mean but she would be someone to look into.
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